Fascist Green Party expels Christian councillor over gay marriage
Following an investigation (and what a kangaroo inquisition it must have been), Cllr Christina Summers has been expelled from the Green Party on Brighton Council after voting against same-sex marriage.
This is proof (if any were needed) that the Green Party is the most utterly and offensively intolerant of all political parties. Good grief, even the BNP opens its membership to the odd black or brown-skinned person who subscribes to its political views. But God help you now if you're a tree-hugging, whale-saving, global-warming-affirming Christian with 'traditional' views on marriage. And God help the hetero-marriage-believing Jews, Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus, too.
What happened to equality and diversity? It is curious how the courts have forced the extremist BNP to adapt their membership criteria to accept the majority view of race relations, while the extremist Green Party is apparently free to discriminate against the mainstream view of marriage with impunity. Perhaps the decision needs testing in the courts: after all, it’s not very inclusive, is it?
All the main political parties in the UK have Christian/Jewish/Muslim/Sikh/Hindu/Atheist members – not to mention MPs, Peers and councillors – who are opposed to David Cameron’s plans to redefine marriage. But there is no place in the Green Party for those who refuse to subscribe to the new state orthodoxy of the definition and meaning of marriage.
But His Grace likes to be balanced on these matters, so (pending the written reasons for Cllr Summers’ expulsion, due on Thursday) here is a report which informs us that she was ‘difficult to work with generally’; ‘broke internal promises she made verbally and in writing in respect of this issue’; ‘objected to certain types of cursing’; ‘repeatedly made life difficult for at least one of her colleagues’; ‘has absented herself not only from internal party meetings but also from some of her official duties on the council, without either an apology or an explanation’; ‘deceived’; ‘cannot be trusted’; and believes that ‘she is only accountable to God’.
What is interesting in that article is the revelation that the three-member Panel was split, and the casting vote made the Council Leader, Jason Kitcat (is that a name?), a ‘practising Catholic’. We are told: ‘Despite his religious beliefs, he does not introduce them to his public political life.’
So, a practising Roman Catholic whose faith does not inform his politics is instrumental in the expulsion of an Evangelical Christian whose faith most certainly does inform her politics.
One wonders why Cllr Kitcat is not more familiar with his duties and obligations.